Tuesday, October 15, 2013

diy modern bed

I have been confessing lately how hard it can be for me to start and finish a project, a room and really most things in life. My goal has been to finish my bedroom lately and the first project on my list was to redo my bed. I had a wonderful bed before but it was too large for our room and always made it difficult to decorate around. I finally decided it had to go and the search for a new bed began. I considered lots of options like a bed with storage under it to an old iron bed. I was hoping to not spend very much money so my options were limited. Then I found this amazing DIY bed from The Clever Bunny and I knew it was exactly what I needed. I made a few adjustments mainly using these tapered legs and I am madly in love. It cost less than $50 and absolutely transformed my room. I wish you could see the smile on my face when I walk into my spacious, bright room now.

The Supplies

5 yards fabric (for a queen size)
Staple Gun
8 inch Wooden Legs
Stick on Felt Pads
Top Plate for Legs
Box Spring

1. Drape and Cut your fabric. I cut the fabric in half and draped it horizontally across the box spring.

2. You have a choice here. I opted to leave the sewing machine out and folded the top piece of fabric over so I wouldn't have a raw seam. You also could sew the pieces together lengthwise before stapling.

3. Staple away!! 

4. Choose where you want to place your legs and drill on the top plates. I did 3 legs on each side and 2 in the middle just to make sure we had more than enough support.

5. Attach the legs. Flip the box spring over and top it off with a mattress. Make your bed and you are done!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Charlotte! I'm in loooove!

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    1. Thanks April! I couldn't be happier!!

  3. I love this! so clean and pretty. One day when I have a full size bed and actual money to use to decorate (haha) I will be sure to do this!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

  4. found the top plate!! http://www.homedepot.com/p/Heavy-Duty-Top-Plate-2755/100390125#.UqZ7-KUXpMI
    have no clue why I've never seen them in person in the store...

    1. So glad you found it!! I hope the bed turns out perfect!

  5. I love this. When you say you used two in the middle for extra support, where did you place them? Thanks!

    1. Where you put them just depends on where the slats on your bed are so you have something to screw then into. I didn't have any particular location I just tried to spread them out evenly. Hope this helps!

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